Northern Resource Corridor Plan

Year
2018
Category
Community and Resources
NCLGA Ref#
B5

Details

WHEREAS the economies of northern communities (as well as the wider economies of British Columbia and Canada) are closely linked to the ability of resource industry products to be transported from their source to export markets;

AND WHEREAS the transportation of natural resources is often challenged and impeded in routes that traverse large, urban centres:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA and UBCM lobby the Provincial and Federal governments to develop a “Northern Resource Corridor Plan” to enhance and coordinate railway, road, pipeline and power infrastructure across northern BC with the goal of faster, safer and more cost effective resource transportation.

Responses

UBCM Comments: The UBCM members have not specifically called for the development of a ““Northern Resource Corridor Plan” to enhance and coordinate railway, road, pipeline and power infrastructure across northern BC with the goal of faster, safer and more cost effective resource transportation.”

However, in 2008, members endorsed B10 which asked “the provincial government to take immediate steps to fulfill its commitment to the completion of the Heartland Connector to ensure the efficient and safe movement of people and goods and to solidify the economic opportunities of the Asia Pacific Gateway and Corridor.”

North Central Local Government Association